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Reference number

SM Adam volume 32/58


[5] Design for an unknown terraced house, 1772, unexecuted


Plan of the second storey of a house as Adam volume 32/57, but with windows instead of niches in the end bays, and containing bedrooms and dressing rooms


bar scale of 2 1/4 inches to 10 feet


Plans of a House for Lord Ducie (in the hand of William Adam) / Plan of the Two pair Story / Alcove Bed Chamber / Alcove Bed Chamber / Anti Room or Dressing Room / Bed Chamber / Powdering room and some measurements given (verso) This to be placed Thirteenth Fifteenth (in red pen) / Lord Ducie

Signed and dated

  • 1772
    Robt Adam Archt 1772

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (315 x 501)


Adam office hand, possibly William Hamilton or Joseph Bonomi, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam


LVG surmounted by fleur de lis within crowned cartouche


Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 54
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 135
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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